Ahead of the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, CRI's English Service has dispatched three teams to Zhengding, Xibaipo and Shexian County in north China's Hebei Province.

We've found a few amazing stories of ordinary people who have stuck to their principles and pursued their ideals to try to realize the Chinese Dream.

Zhengding County of Hebei Province is approximately 260 kilometers south of Beijing. Zhengding has been an important center of Buddhism for more than 1,000 years. Fantastic Zhengding

A cultural relics hunter

Born and raised in an ancient county, she has worked her entire lifetime to preserve its heritage.

Where a ping-pong dream starts

How does a village table tennis team develop to a national training base?

Xibaipo used to be the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Central Working Committee and Chinese People’s Liberation Army.Scenic Xibaipo

A rose shining on the red soil

Guo Wei is a docent at Xibaipo Memorial Museum. Her given name Wei in Chinese means rose. Over the past seven years, she has devoted herself to telling the history of China's revolutionary past.

An old man, a stone grinder and a boat

Yan Qinghai, a 72-year-old man in Xibaipo, tells his unique experience during his childhood, and his happy life as a boatman.

In Shexian County, we returned to Shahe Village where CRI's English Service was born in 1947.A lifesaving ditch

1947-2017, We are still young.

CRI's English Service has never ceased to broadcast for a single day since September 11, 1949.

An interview with Sidney Rittenberg

Sidney Rittenberg was born in 1921 in South Carolina of the United States. He remained in China for 35 years and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC). He also witnessed the birth and growth of CRI’s English service.